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why is some bobcat and jcb equipment painted green?

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by mattderry, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. mattderry

    mattderry New Member

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    does anybody know why some equipment is painted green. I am looking for a mini excavator and I found a JCB that I like, but it is painted green. Does this mean it was a rental machine or a gray market machine?
     
  2. sheepfoot

    sheepfoot Senior Member

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    Could be sunbelt rentals machines that have been sold or traded before.
     
  3. AndrewC

    AndrewC Senior Member

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    There was some that sunbelt were to buy and were painted in their colours and then they cancelled the sale at the last minute. We got a few in Canada for cheap. Most likely though they were sunbelt rentals machine.
     
  4. willie59

    willie59 Super Moderator

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    Yep, Sunbelt rental green, comes from the factory with that color, damn near impossible to hide it when doing re-paint.
     
  5. CRAFT

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    Why Repaint Willie ????? ….. then you could pretend to be a piece of JD Ag equipment !!! ….. LMFAO !!!
     
  6. Farlsincharge

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    Sorry to necro post but.....
    I just got an 04 s175 with 1600 hours on it. Only once I got it home could I tell it has been resprayed and it is indeed green underneath. I am in Canada. Is there any way to check the serial number to find out who took delivery of this machine or anything else I can check? TIA